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Word Essential Skills

Length: 1 Day    Cost: $405 + GST    Version: Word

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About this Course

This course is designed for new users of Microsoft Office Word for Windows who are already familiar with a personal computer, Microsoft Windows and a mouse.

Our aim is to provide you with the necessary skills to produce documents using Microsoft Office Word for Windows (referred to throughout this document as Word). We will introduce many time-saving features using quick keys and short cuts.

Word is a document generating tool, which makes tasks like producing memos, letters and reports easy and efficient. In this course we cover basic features such as:

  • Creating, saving (storing) and retrieving documents.
  • Changing the appearance of a document by formatting text and paragraphs.
  • Copying and moving text to save time.
  • Using the proofing tools to ensure accuracy within a document.
  • Printing a document.

It is important that you use your new skills as soon as possible on completion of this training course. We encourage you to take your own notes and to review this Course Guide once you are back at your workplace.

This course in conjunction with Word Timesaving Features, Word Long Documents and Word Graphs & Graphics covers the material examined in the MOS Word Core exam.


It is essential that students have a good working knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the Windows environment and are familiar with file handling.

At Course Completion

This course is designed to introduce you to Word which is an application for creating documents. We will be navigating the Word environment, creating saving and editing documents. We will also be formatting paragraphs and text whilst showing you easy ways to select and navigate using quick keys.

Course Outline

  • The Word Window
  • Creating and Editing Documents
  • Using Print Preview and Page Setup
  • Reviewing Ribbon and Handling Files
  • Moving around your Document
  • Using Go To
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Smart Tags
  • Formatting Text Characters
  • Working with the Format Painter
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Setting, Clearing and Editing Tabs
  • Checking Spelling, Thesaurus and
  • Dictionary
  • Using AutoCorrect, AutoFormat as you
  • Type
  • Envelopes and Labels
  • Setting Page Breaks and Printing

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